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Here at Don Valley Academy, we want you to learn the skills and mindset needed to thrive in university and out in the world. After high school, you won’t have a teacher reminding you of due dates or encouraging you to keep studying. It will be your responsibility to succeed. That’s why goal setting is […]

Over 17 per cent of high school students in the GTA are doing school completely online, including our students at Don Valley Academy. We’ve been offering virtual learning to our students since last March, and have become experts at helping our students and their families get the most out of this learning experience. Here are […]

  How DVA Helps Students During University Application Time High school students are facing one of the most important decisions of their academic careers thus far: sending university applications out. All the exams and projects they’ve studied for and worked on over the past four years amount to this moment. Here at DVA, we do […]

Education During the Pandemic: Why More Parents Are Choosing Don Valley Academy This year has been challenging for everyone, especially children and teenagers. Students in these age groups require stability and consistency in their studies, two things that public school boards haven’t been able to consistently provide during the pandemic. However, these are two requirements […]

Why Choose Don Valley Academy A new and uncertain school year is about to start, and many families are wondering if traditional schooling is still right for their children. Students need consistency in their education; they need to feel supported in their academic and personal endeavours. If you are questioning if going back to regular […]

At Don Valley Academy, we see the benefits of individualized support for our students every day. When children and teens are in a learning environment that feels safe and empowering, they’re willing to ask more questions, push themselves farther, and achieve more academic success. Here are some of the top reasons we offer individualized support […]

Tweet As final exams end, and the academic year draws to a close, students around the city are looking forward to a couple solid months of completely non-academic activity. Others, however, are gearing up for a month of intensive study in July or August. For the previous generation, “summer school” may conjure up images of […]

Tweet Over the years at Don Valley Academy, we’ve had more than our fair share of elite athletes in our classrooms. As a small private school, our student-centred learning environment and flexible scheduling work well with these aspiring champions, who need to fit their school year around their training schedule and their competitions. Two elite […]

Tweet What is a “victory lap”? High school education in Ontario used to take five years. Since 2002, when Ontario scrapped grade 13, it’s officially down to four. Nevertheless, a significant number of students return for a fifth year, even when they have already earned the 30 credits they need for their Diploma. This extra […]

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